In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]
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I’m not shy about criticizing electric car commercials — many are boring, too nerdy, and too focused on the green side of EVs. Very few have tried to capture the fun of EVs, which is indeed one of their greatest consumer benefits, and what I think will drive EV adoption to the mass market… that […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. It’s no surprise to see that German car companies continue to top the electric car sales table in Germany, but after test driving the Audi A3 e-tron myself, I have to admit that I’m surprised to see it and its almost identical cousin, the Volkswagen Golf GTE, topping the tables. The […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Right after test driving the Renault Zoe, I had the opportunity to test drive an Audi A3 e-tron. It offered me a good chance at an acute view between a fully electric and a plug-in hybrid electric car. My first car was an Audi. I like the design/look of Audis. […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, the Netherlands is certainly turning out to be one of the most interesting electric vehicle markets in the world. It is #2 in terms of electric cars’ percentage of total new car sales, but the cars leading the pack keep changing. The Dutch plug-in hybrid fetish is apparently as strong […]
I just received an email from a representative of Audi that US pricing for the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has been announced. The MSRP base is $37,900 before the US federal tax credit for electric cars and before any state or local incentives. The plug-in hybrid e-tron is the first plug-in electric Audi to hit the US […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]
What’s the fastest electric car on the market? I think you can guess, but what about #2–17? First of all, let’s get a little perspective in here. A car’s quickness is generally rated by how fast it goes from o mph to 60 mph (or 0 km/h to 100 km/h outside of the USA and a […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. I love looking at the Dutch, French, German, and Norwegian electric car sales data, but looking at the bigger European picture is where the real fun is. Throwing everything together from the different countries, it’s hard to have a good idea where they will fall out. Plus, the numbers get […]
The Audi Q7 SUV will come to America in January, 2016 according to a report on AutoSpies.com and a diesel version will be available as well says the report.
The Audi A3 e-tron is the latest plug-in car to earn the coveted 5-star Euro NCAP crash test rating across the board.
The Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i3, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, and Volkswagen Golf were tapped as this year’s Green Car of the Year finalists.
Audi says that by 2030, 40% of all new luxury cars will be electric vehicles, but that sounds like a conservative estimate if you ask me.
The Audi A8 e-tron plug- in hybrid version will get a V6 TDI engine in 2016, making a rumored 364 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
The first road going Audi plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron, will be released in Europe this winter at a price of €37,900, or about $51,500. The A3 e-tron combines a 1.4 liter gasoline engine with an electric motor for a total of 204 hp and 258 lb/ft of torque. 0 to 60 MPH comes up in […]
Audi is expanding its e-tron badge to all its models, one per year, until every vehicle in the Audi lineup can be had as a plug-in hybrid or EV.
Revealed ahead of the Beijing Auto Show, the Audi A6 e-tron plug-in hybrid sedan is light on details but heavy on exclusivity, for sale only in China.
Some criticize electric cars as merely shifting pollution sources, but Audi A3 E-Tron buyers in Germany can get their power from 100% renewable resources.
While Audi may have lagged behind some other luxury automakers when it comes to adapting alternative fuels and drivetrains, they seem just about ready to roll out with a vengeance. Rumor has it that a new Audi Sport Quattro concept will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month, and it could boast a 400 horsepower twin-turbo V8 with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
German automakers have been cautious about hybrid vehicles, including Audi, which in America offers just one hybrid vehicle, the Q5 SUV. But a new hybrid will be joining the U.S. Audi lineup next year, the Audi A3 e-tron, which was confirmed at the New York Auto Show.